Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Opens in Stunning New Theater at The Venetian Resort Casino

LAS VEGAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s most celebrated musical now has a home in the Entertainment Capitol of the World.

The Phantom of the Opera – The Las Vegas Spectacular opened June 24, 2006, in a stunning, $75 million production at The Venetian Resort * Hotel * Casino. The production reunites creator Andrew Lloyd Webber with original director Harold Prince, revisiting their musical masterpiece and combining its timeless story and captivating music with the technological advances of the last two decades.

“It’s a rare opportunity we have to utilize all of the theatrical advancements of the last 20 years and create an environment that is singularly unique to Phantom,” said Andrew Lloyd Webber. “But in the end, it is always the story of Phantom and the universal theme of love and love lost that stays with the audience.”

Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular performs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m., and Sunday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets for Phantom at The Venetian are available by calling the Venetian Box Office at 866-641-7469 or 702-414-7469, or online at . Group tickets are available for groups of 15 or more by calling 866-633-0195. For more information please visit the official website: .

The 95-minute production, which includes every song from the original, will see the roles of “The Phantom,” “Christine” and “Carlotta” double-cast due to the challenging vocal score and performance schedule of Phantom. Donning the infamous mask for the role of “The Phantom” are veteran stage and opera performer Brent Barrett, seen in the smash Broadway musicals Chicago and Annie Get Your Gun and Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello, known for his roles on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Les Miserables.

Cast as the delicate ingenue “Christine” are Sierra Boggess, who was recently seen in the national tour of Les Miserables and Elizabeth Loyacano whose Broadway credits include Oklahoma! and The Woman in White.

Operatic Diva “Carlotta” will be played by Elena Jeanne Batman, who comes direct from the same role on Broadway, and Geena Jeffries, seen in the same role in the San Francisco company of Phantom.

Phantom comes alive in a custom built theater created by the renowned architects and designers at The Rockwell Group. The extraordinary venue was designed to resemble the famed Opera Garnier in Paris and features a 1-ton chandelier that promises the most spectacular crash in Phantom history.

The most successful theatrical endeavor of all time, The Phantom of the Opera has grossed more than $3.3 billion worldwide since its London premiere in 1986, having played more than 65,000 performances in 20 countries and 110 cities. After the opening, the musical went on to sweep the 1988 Tony Awards, winning seven Tonys, including Best Musical as well as seven Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. In January 2006, it became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing another of Lloyd Webber’s greatest hits, Cats.

Phantom at The Venetian is produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Inc., Live Nation and BASE Entertainment.

The Phantom of the Opera features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber and orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It was originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc.

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